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Arrowtown’s surprises at every corner with new activities, restaurants, cafes and accommodation options. You don’t have to dig far in this sophisticated, yet quaint village to find why this charming town oozes heritage whether the newly restored...more
Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The town grew with a gold rush and does remind you of something out of an American cowboy movie. Filled with classy shops and a good vibe. The old Chinese settlement is really interesting and definitely worth some time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank QCooke
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful village which is an easy 15 minute drive from Queenstown. While it has some lovely shops, they are quite expensive with many of the shops being very similar. There are lots of eating places. It is, however, worth a look.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting visit! Quaint little town. History of this town is interesting too. Fun to stop by if you are nearby. Also to visit the Arrowtown river for the lord of the rings

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank meganlee82
Reviewed 4 days ago

The town is a nice way to spend an afternoon but is very crowded and there really isn't that much to do or see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaelaF7144OB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrowtown was very pretty and lovely to walk around. While touristy it wasn't overboard, a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ubykanuby
Reviewed 5 days ago

When in queenstown so many (older) people have been asking us - have you been to Arrowtown yet? So we decided to give it a try. Ok it looks quite interesting and nice, but it is nothing to write home about. Helpful thing would be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 9jirkak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting old gold mining town, which has been restored and added to and makes for very interesting wandering. Lies adjacent to the Arrow River and contains quite a number of really interesting period buildings and cottages. Also really lovely scenery on the way to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrowtown is a great place to spend the day, it has history, landscaping and adventure. From old Chinese settlements to museums, and millions of tracks that go by the Arrow River, which have amazing views and spots to just relax.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank F1952TBfranciscof
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful spot, lovely little shops and great places to eat, somewhere for everyone. A nice place to take foreign visitors

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaryM1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our wander through the streets of Arrowtown. Lots of expensive touristy gift shops but plenty of cute little cottages to look at. We bought some fantastic cherries from a cart set up on the footpath, which were to die for. Nice place to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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24 March 2018|
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Response from LisaC8634 | Reviewed this property |
April/May is a beautiful time in Arrowtown with the trees in full Autumn colour. April is also when the Arrowtown Autumn Festival is on.
17 January 2018|
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Response from Kim A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Just read your question. I’m glad someone else answered for you